Lord Mason of Barnsley

Roy Mason

Roy Mason



Address as

Lord Mason

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3193


Electoral history

MP (Labour) for Barnsley 1953-83, for Barnsley Central 1983-87

Parliamentary career

Minister of State (Shipping), Board of Trade 1964-67; Minister of Defence Equipment 1967-1968; Postmaster General April-June 1968; Minister of Power 1968-69; President, Board of Trade 1969-70; Secretary of State for: Defence 1974-76; Northern Ireland 1976-79

Party groups

Chair: Yorkshire Group of Labour MPs 1970-74, 1981-84, Miners' Group of Labour MPs 1973-74, 1980-81

Councils, public bodies

DL, South Yorkshire 1992-

International bodies

Member, Council of Europe and Western European Union 1970-71

Political interests

Coal industry, human rights, Northern Ireland, defence, anti-pollution matters

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Mason of Barnsley, of Barnsley in South Yorkshire 1987

Register of Interests


No registrable interests